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Quarterly Index of Industrial Production (QIIP) - 4th Quarter 2015

 Quarterly Index of Industrial Production (QIIP), Fourth Quarter 2015

(Year 2007 = 100)

 Highlights

 
1.  The Quarterly Index of Industrial Production shows the evolution of the volume or real output of the Industrial Sector comprising “Mining and quarrying”, “Manufacturing”, “Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply” and “Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities”. 
 
2.  In the fourth quarter of 2015, the overall index of industrial production went up by 10.6% compared to the previous quarter but dipped by 2.5% compared to the corresponding quarter of 2014. 
 
3.  The performance of the sub-sectors within the industrial sector is as follows:
 
 
Growth rate (%) fourth quarter 2015
Over corresponding quarter of 2014
Over previous quarter
Mining and quarrying
-3.1
+8.7
Manufacturing
-3.6
+7.3
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
+6.9
+30.5
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
+3.0
+4.3
Industrial Sector
-2.5
+10.6

 

4.  The index for the year 2015, worked out as the average of the quarterly indices went up by 0.2%.  This is explained by expansions in “Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply” (+3.9%) and “Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities” (+3.0%), partly offset by decreases in the real output of “Mining and quarrying”   (-1.6%), and “Manufacturing” (-0.1%).

   

 
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March 2016